Of course you must have heard about it. Getting money for participating in online or other types of surveys. You share your opinions on products and ideas, you answer questions to help companies learn what their customers or potential customers believe is a good choice, and you get rewarded for doing that. Not only do you get rewarded by getting paid in cash, gift cards, gifts, miles, and points for prizes, but also you get the chance to be part of the R&D of those companies, and voice your opinion to help create a new product or modify an existing one. Also, you get to try products before others have the chance to buy them at the retailers, and your name, at least for some of the survey sites, is included in lotteries/sweepstakes for chances to win prizes like money, electronics, vacations, and even cars. I will not go on discussing the difficulties, potential dangers, or rewards for participating in surveys. Instead, this article is focused on giving the reader a good number of choices for starting his or her online money making from paid surveys “career”. For a more detailed analysis of what working in the paid surveys field entails you can read another article of mine HERE. And for advice on paid surveys or how to make money online you can try my BLOG.
So allow me to present to you with some of my favorite websites for making money online from paid survey websites. This is really a top ten list for online paid surveys. I think the survey websites that follow are from the best if not the best and definitely are a good starting point for beginners. You can find plenty more examples at my website or my BLOG.
In addition, I would recommend checking this website SURVEYPOLICE.
So here they are my top 10 online paid survey websites:
This site sends plenty of surveys. It pays in cash in the form of checks. Many times, it also sends free (not paid) surveys, which if you complete you get to take part in a special drawing for cash rewards. You can ignore them if you would like. I do so also some times. However, some friends told me that they noticed that the more of these free surveys they do, the more of paid surveys they receive. One thing to note is that only one account per household is allowed.
You can expect to receive many surveys from this site. It pays you in various ways. I prefer the electronic gift cards, and especially the Amazon gift cards because you get the reward instantly. One account per person is allowed.
Once again, this site sends plenty of surveys. It pays in cash in the form of checks. Only one account per household is allowed. I really liked this website. It is a good paid survey website and I would say it has a fair compensation.
You will also get plenty of surveys from this site. I wish they would send more. It pays you in points, which can be converted to gift cards or prizes. If you keep your points to exchange for gift cards, I would recommend to save up your points for the larger cash value of gift cards since you will get a better value for your points. In general, this is usually true for all the paid survey websites that pay with points.
Many surveys will find their way into your e-mail inbox from this site. It also has surveys on your dashboard of the site, which it does not send to you because it “thinks” you won’t qualify. I would recommend once a week or every two weeks to log in to your account and try these surveys. I occasionally get accepted even if they haven’t sent me an email for these surveys. This online paid survey company pays in different ways. I prefer the electronic gift cards and especially the Amazon or Paypal gift cards because again you get the reward instantly.
This is a really nice website and sends a lot of surveys as well. I really like this paid survey website mainly because of the fact that it compensates you even if you don’t pass the first stage that surveys require in order to qualify. In addition, the compensation is quite fair. The only thing that some people find annoying (not me) is the high amount of cash ($50.00) you must accumulate in order to cash out. But believe me it doesn’t really take that long.
Again, this is a paid survey website that pays with points that can be exchanged for Amazon cards, restaurant gift cards, and other retail gift cards. I like it a lot, but I also feel the site should send more surveys.
This is one of the oldest paid survey sites. It pays cash in the form of checks. Unfortunately, it doesn’t send that many surveys compared to other survey sites. I have only heard good things about it, so I would highly recommend it.
9) Toluna (previously Your2cents)
This paid survey site is the former Your2Cents website. Now it is called Toluna (or was bought by Toluna) and I have to say while I really liked it in the past, now I love it. They are quite fast in payment, send quite a few surveys with a fair compensation, and also have tasks on their website which also pay.
10) Mypoints, Inboxdollars, Sendearnings
These last three websites are not like the traditional online paid survey companies. They are primarily paid email companies (they send you ads as emails and you get paid to read the emails/ads). Occasionally, they will send surveys, or you can go to their websites to complete some. You can also get paid for buying things you are already buying or, in the case of the Mypoints site, for using coupons for items you buy at the grocery store.